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Our June 27th duty roster is:
De' MacKinnon & Jim Dixon
Thought of the day: 
Jerry Tellinghuisen
Next meeting - Greeters:
Cynthia Martin & Walt Elliot
Thought of the day:   Karen Tollefson
We will meet on Thursday June 27th
at the Village Green Community Center
at 12:00 Noon
our speakers will be Misty and Rhys Hernandez from Suquamish Elementary
FUN RUN is coming! 
Hey Kingstonians,
Don't forget that a key part of our Great Little City July 4th program is the annual FUN RUN, put on by the Kingston Athletic Boosters and your own KNK Rotary.
It's bigger and better every year - this year's addition is a Doggy Dash!  Come on out and get your 4th started on the right foot!
Thanks for another GREAT tournament! 

THANK YOU! Once again to all our great Sponsors, players, and supporters for helping make this year's edition of the KNK Rotary Classic another huge success!  And special thanks to our fabulous Golf Committee, who make it all happen every year.  Come back and join us for the next Swing for Rotary next June!


KNK Rotary Planning Exercise
from Communications Chair Ron Carter

At their June 13 weekly meeting Kingston Rotarians discussed the balance between fundraising and community service.  Most agreed a balance was necessary such that services can be provided the North Kitsap community. 

As furtherance of a “visioning” workshop in May, the question was asked, “Looking back at the Club’s accomplishments from the perspective of five years out - 2023 - what will have been accomplished?”  It was decided that service accomplishments will have happened in the following areas:  Kids of North Kitsap, the Kingston Coffee Oasis launch, and North Kitsap Emergency Preparedness programs.  The next step for incoming President Breane Martinez and her Board is to organize the Club’s efforts around these service opportunities, while continuing the Club’s highly successful fundraising events and activities. 

At the meeting, it was reported that yesterday’s Kingston Blood Drive, supported by the Club’s volunteers, collected 50 pints of whole blood and platelets from six donors.  Both results exceed normal collections. 



Scholarships Awarded
from Communications Chair Ron Carter

Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians learned the identity of the recipients of the Club’s 2018 scholarships at their June 6 meeting at Village Green Community Center.  The three Kingston High School students were chosen from many worthy and impressive applications.  Elizabeth Ramirez received a $1,000 scholarship; she will attend University of Washington.  Earning a $1,500 scholarship, and attending Boise State University, was Adin Bowens.  Our final scholarship, $2500, was awarded to Lily Beaulieu, who will attend Gonzaga University in the fall. Congratulations to all our 2018 Scholarship winners!  



Our newest Bottle School in progress
from our International Service Chair, Bill Maule
The little town of La Estancita, Guatemala,  suffered an educational tragedy.  They had a school for their children, with government paid teachers,  but they really needed a better school building.  The students were crowded into a borrowed building that was not only much too small, it was located where many of the town's children could not reach it.  What to do?
Then, along came the Hug It Forward team. A larger better located  school house is now under construction. Who is building it?  Most of the villagers are involved.  The children collected the trash from around the town -  empty plastic bottles and other plastic trash.  The mothers stuffed the trash into the bottles. The team sent experts to teach the men (and the children)  how to mix cement and taught the men how to produce reinforced concrete for the floor and the pillars. Everybody worked to use those trash filled bottles as wall insulation and then coated the bottles with layers of concrete. Probably right now they are plastering and painting.  Everybody worked together under expert guidance,  everybody will care for that building and  know how to maintain and repair it.  Fringe benefits?  The men have learned a valuable skill, the countryside has been cleared of trash, none of which will add to the plastic  now clogging our oceans!
You may ask who is paying for it?  In part,  YOU are! You worked on the golf tournament, the fun run, the beer garden, the poker tournament, and soon will be involved in new fund raising efforts.  A small part of those funds allowed us to contribute to the costs of the new school house. I, and those villagers,  thank you!
Photos show the walls after the first and second coats of concrete over carefully placed trash filled bottles. It won't be too many years before that little boy will be attending that school,  thanks to the Hug It Forward team, and to you for the funds our Club provided. Now,  as we head for the Golf tournament and the fun run you can think of those pictures and the contributions we will be able to make for yet another school,  to stand with over 100 others that  the Hug It Forward team has  helped build.
How to Access Board Minutes
from De' MacKinnon
Board meeting minutes are sent to all members in a bulk mailing.  Should you wish to review a set of minutes you may not have saved, follow these steps to find them online.
  1. Go to our website:
  2. Login.
  3. Next select “Member Area” from the top bar.
  4. Scroll down under “My Clubrunner” and select “View Club Documents”.
  5. Scroll down to the Board Minutes you wish to read.
  6. When done, be sure to log out.
Are YOU "Smiling" for Rotary?
You may recall the item submitted last year by Treasurer Gale Kirsopp, about Amazon Smile - where you can do your Amazon shopping AND make a contribution to our Rotary Foundation in the process!  In case you haven't signed up yet - PLEASE do.  Here is the link to set up your "Amazon Smile" account.  After that it's just a matter of going to "" to do your Amazon shopping and your contribution will be automatic.  There is NO extra cost to do this.  Amazon is sharing their profit with us! 
From Gale: 

Just a reminder for all Amazon shoppers – please use Amazon Smile.

For each purchase you make through Amazon.Smile – Amazon will donate .5% of eligible sales to Kingston NK Rotary.

It’s a fund raiser that does not require any of your time !